Best Summer Side Dish Recipes

What would any picnic, barbecue, or al fresco meal be without an endless array of tasty, flavorful side dishes? From your staple potato salads to a watermelon creation that will make your mouth water, read up on the recipes for these these 10 easy, made-for-summer sides, courtesy of Delish. Relieve your hard-working taste buds with a glass of one of these 10 refreshing non-alcoholic drinks while these amazing burgers are on the grill.


May 24, 2013 10:10 AM
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Three-Bean Salad

3 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/3 cup diced red onion
1 can (15-ounce) black-eyed peas or chickpeas, rinsed
1 package (10-ounce) frozen baby lima beans or shelled edamame
1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Put a large saucepan of water on to boil. Fill a large bowl half full with ice water and place next to the stove.

Meanwhile, whisk cider vinegar, rice vinegar, sugar, mustard, oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until blended. Add onion and black-eyed peas (or chickpeas); toss to coat.

Cook lima beans (or edamame) in the boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and refresh in the ice water. Pat dry and add to the bowl.

Cook green beans in the boiling water until just tender, 3 to 6 minutes. Drain and refresh in the ice water. Pat dry and add to the salad along with parsley; toss well.